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Born in the front car of the Cyclone roller coaster, a photographer who truly adored Coney Island

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Harold Feinstein, 15-year-old high school dropout and Coney Island native, was seen as a child prodigy in photography during his time. In 1950, at age 19, his work had already been purchased for the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Feinstein said of his home, "I was born in Coney Island hospital in 1931, and I used to say that I dropped from my mother's womb straight into the front car of the Cyclone roller coaster!"

His photographs span six decades of Co...